Sitecore Headless – How to reuse Layout Service serialization in custom API Controllers

On one of our current project we have a close deadline, therefore we need to simplify implementation and cut from the scope as much as possible to roll out the MVP with the full functionality but without Experience Editor support – as it’s not priority for now. We had a long discussion about this, the main reason of cutting scope is to keep the frontend simple as possible and focus on business logic functionality instead of editing experience. Therefore on the Sitecore side we are providing a few APIs for the frontend and not creating any layout, rendering and placeholders; only pure templates and content.

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Sitecore Name Value List field with special characters

The question came up and wrote it to Sitecore StackExchange. Thank you @jammykam for your answer.

The default Sitecore Name Value List field has an annoying issue. It does not allow to use special characters like ‘-‘ for the key. I just digged into the Sitecore.Kernel library and I found a regular expression validation which is hardcoded.

Let’s overwrite this class make it more flexible. The main issue with the implementation that they don’t encode/decode the URI.

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Sitecore 8.1 – Change scheduled task checking frequency

I couldn’t find any documentation on the internet about this so here is how you can change the frequency of checking the scheduled task.

As you can see here in the config file you can do it separately for “core” and “master” database. On dev machines always needed to change it from the default 10 minutes to lower, e.g. 1 minute.

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